Barley Snyder’s cybersecurity team is dedicated to helping the firm’s clients navigate the complex laws, regulations and standards that relate to cybersecurity. Our emphasis on cross-practice and cross-office collaboration enables us to bring proactive, in-depth knowledge and experience to the legal and business needs of clients across industries in the area of cybersecurity. Leveraging our Practice Excellence® standards and capabilities, we have a particular focus on the handling of data breaches, cybersecurity compliance and counseling, transactional support and contract review, and cyber-related litigation. Our goal is a practical one – to help our clients leverage the value of technology that meet compliance obligations while still delivering value to the client’s business.

Data Breach

  • Coordinating breach notification responses and assisting companies with forensic support.
  • Counseling companies, officers, and boards of directors on developing and implementing risk and crisis management strategies.
  • Liaising with government and state law enforcement.
  • Proactive protection counseling and planning.


  • Training and advising clients regarding compliance with international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing data security.
  • Facilitating network security, privacy and cybersecurity compliance audits.
  • Counseling on data compliance strategies and the development of proactive data protection programs.

Transactional support and contract review

  • Guiding clients on cybersecurity risks that may be underlying in a potential transaction.
  • Performing cybersecurity-specific due diligence to assess and address risk in the context of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and other corporate transactions.
  • Reviewing and negotiating contracts concerning data and vendor relationships, reviewing investment disclosures and analyzing risks inherent in the investment in and use of data.


  • Defending companies in government and regulatory investigations.
  • Defending companies in class action and other litigation resulting from data breaches.
  • Enforcing actions against third parties liable under contract or other standard of care.